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Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: April 12, 2022, 03:00:28 am »

This has sort of split me and my group off onto a tangent, and we have proven there was more information moved between government and NGO departments prior to email than there is today...When measured as "useful, actionable information."

How is that measured?  Does the reduction in information flow appear to be an artifact of technological change, cultural change, or some combination?

(I'm quite cognizant that making it easier for people to ask questions results in a higher proportion of stupid questions.)

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Apple Talk / Re: Seriously, NOW where is the Youtube thread?
« on: April 12, 2022, 02:35:38 am »
This attempted rocket(?) launch is one of the most glorious things I've ever seen.  It's worthy of John Clark.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GkzxeDQRj0

Quote from one of the project's founders:  "You have to work hard, but you do not have to be very smart."

Quote from an industry professional: "When you decompose HNO3 with other things, you get nitric oxides in the cloud. This is Not Fun."

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Apple Talk / Re: Official shit on rong thread
« on: April 08, 2022, 03:27:06 am »
I was trying to find this loser's house on google streetview because why not, but I think it's on a dirt road or something, so I skipped down a highway a little ways--just being a tourist, you know, I do that with streetview sometimes--and I saw a sign that said "Escabana Felch ->"  and I says to myself, "What's a Felch?  Is it some sort of geographical term?"  So then I googled "define felch" and

I have the damndest gaps in my vocabulary.

Anyway, Felch Mountain Bible Chapel is a real place, and that fills me with glee.

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Apple Talk / Re: Official shit on rong thread
« on: April 08, 2022, 12:31:00 am »
I did, yeah. I just wasn't digging hard enough for the first round. His email is going to be canned soup in two days time. And I can't WAIT until the winter, when all the schools in Wisconsin have closing alerts.

Hold on, Wisconsin, or <state name redacted to protect the guilty>?

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Apple Talk / Re: Official shit on rong thread
« on: April 08, 2022, 12:25:24 am »
my youtube channel is blowing up with views - is that you?  did you like the balloon joke?  get it?  it's a magic balloon
I may be one of those views, although I don't know if looking at something for five seconds before clicking dislike would count as a view.

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Apple Talk / Re: Official shit on rong thread
« on: April 08, 2022, 12:23:12 am »
With this, you've dug yourself a hole that Elon Musk would say is a bit too deep. It's a shame you aren't as identifiable as Fujikoma or LuciferX, because I would love to just crush your online presence from all conceivable angles. I would make you feel dread to comment on a Youtube video. I have the time, I have the means, I have the energy. Alas, you've covered your online ass -- almost like you know the shit you get up to and what will happen to you for it.


If you're already sending him email, I guess you've already completed a trace, but I found the two posts below quite informative.
Far too informative, really.  A few minutes googling got me to a full name, state, city and street address, and phone number (oops).

rong, like...dude?  You left your address in your profile on that bicycling forum.  You haven't posted there since 2019.  You should really scrub that.


cool stuff - I'd not heard of oculus medium but I am slowly learning Gravity Sketch and I'm absolutely enthralled with it.  I've used it to make a few worlds in Altspace and I can't get over how well it works.

It does seem the healthcare sector is warming up to VR the fastest.  There's a weekly meetup in Altspace (do I maybe spend too much time in altspace, oh probably . . .) on Thursdays called Health Systems chat.  If you haven't been it may be a good networking opportunity for you.

Here's a couple worlds I've made if you're interested in checking them out:

https://account.altvr.com/worlds/1585892395680006822/spaces/1687287820437159965

https://account.altvr.com/worlds/1585892395680006822/spaces/1671215999967297633

this seems like a good place to post my balloon joke.  i hope you like it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6h_OHwfSWM

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geeze, cut a guy some slack, would ya?
What have you ever said or done that would earn you any slack?

1) we all know it's impossible for people to change
Have you changed?  Do you want to change?  Are you going to change?

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i just try to make jokes but suffer from bad taste

Do you suffer from foot-in-mouth disease?  Do you make inappropriate comments that alienate everyone around you?  Do you fear you may be making an idiot of yourself in public?  Do you experience verbal diarrhea?

We have the solution you're looking for!

SHUT UP!

SHUT UP is a revolutionary product, first discovered by Mongolian Bhuddist monks in the Pleistocene epoch, and recently perfected in the laboratory.  SHUT UP is hypoallergenic, nut-free, and gluten free.  Four out of five ascetics have no comment on SHUT UP.

Ask your Doktor if SHUT UP is right for you.

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Nah, I got what I wanted already, CNO. This sounds like someone confronted with the fact that they're fucking bonkers and trying to modify their position to sound reasonable because they really DO believe their bullshit, but they don't have the spine to go full QAnon and alienate the universe. Too desperate to have conviction, too convinced to let go. No surprises here, and not worth any effort from this point onward.

I guess you're right.


....eh, I spent two minutes finding this link, I may as well leave it here.
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/535565

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Okay, so I’m gonna let you have a chance to back your ass out of the fire here.

Do you really believe in immortal people, vampires, or any combination of the two?
Do you really believe in an evil cabal of people at the top of all of human existence that dictate all societal outcomes?
Do you really think Greek deities were based on real people who really existed?
Do you really think the right way to deal with societal ills is to eject all societal protections and benefits, to destroy the entire system and if someone couldn’t move out of the way of the falling ceiling fast enough, fuck ‘em, we’ll rebuild on their bones?
What did you think you would get out of this?
Did you get what you wanted?
Are you proud of yourself?
Do you have any plans for how to proceed now?

I think you're chewing on a pillow.  It hasn't a well-defined structure, it will take considerable effort to break it down, and you won't get anything for your trouble but a mouthful of feathers.

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Instead of paying taxes, catering to the elite on loyalty could involve sleeping with Eris. She is famous enough to be a part of the immortal elite power structure.

Who's this Eris person?  Never heard of her.  If she's anyone important, I'm sure she would want me to pay my taxes.

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I founded The First Church of Vinnie. Here's how it works: You all tithe 10% of what you make. This doesn't buy you a spot in heaven, though (wrong sort of religion), it just means that Vinnie doesn't come by to make your knees bend the wrong way.

Only 10%?  What a bargain!  The government takes more than that, and won't even fix the potholes on 42nd street, let alone promise not to break my knees.

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The chimpanzees before fire would have encountered adrenaline filled blood in the raw meat. Adrenaline is in blood when fear causes the organism to secrete it. This could have addicted the old astral forms into demanding blood sacrifices as "the gods".
Naw.  Adrenaline-soaked meat is tough and tasteless, and blood ain't never good.  Y'know why the ancients gave blood to their gods?  So they could keep the good bits of the sacrifice for themselves.  C.f. "The trick at Mecone".

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since you dream what you think before sleeping,
Surely not.  Such horrors gurgle frothily from my waking thoughts, that should they return even faintly in slumber, I would never sleep again.

That's also why I no longer attempt telepathy.  It's hard to establish a genuine rapport when the slightest memetic transfer causes the other to scream uncontrollably, until they succumb to hypoxia and unconsciousness.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: March 22, 2022, 02:16:59 pm »
Anyone who says “mainstream, media-backed position” as a serious response to the regulars of this forum has made a serious mistake. I’d wager that if people here aren’t sure of what to think but have the fear of saying “I don’t know,” they’d go with the goddamn contrarian position for fucking kicks. Get real, please.
I'd love for some actual discussion of the propaganda stream.

I hear a lot about Russian military casualties and destroyed materiel, and there's a lot about Ukrainian civilian casualties (and footage of blown-up apartment buildings), but there's practically nothing about Ukrainian military losses.  I understand that broadcasting information on the state of your troops isn't exactly good practice, but the lack of even casualty numbers is conspicuous to say the least.  Just how bad is it?

The videos of Ukrainians towing Russian tanks and disarming bombs are great for morale, but doesn't say much about the real situation (and I think the bomb disarming one may have been staged).

And what's up with Russia deciding to break out the hypersonic missiles?  It's nifty tech and all, but... those things have to be stupidly expensive, they probably don't have many to spare, and if they provided a path for Russia to wrap this up quickly, they'd have done so long ago.  Is this just Putinesque dick-waving?

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: March 16, 2022, 01:47:10 pm »
Sadly in agreement - This is undoubtedly another B-Roll Season.



TRENT, I DIDN'T GIVE YOU A 10-CENT RAISE SO YOU COULD LET MY LATTE GET COLD. Stir it for 5, let it settle for 20, AND THEN HEAT IT BACK UP AGAIN. AND FOR FUCK'S SAKE, I WANT IT BACK IN MY HANDS IN 10 MINUTES...


GET FUCKED! THE 10-CENT RAISE WAS ALSO NOT FOR YOU TO DO MATH!
hey, I only took this job because you said i could have my name in the movie credits

and my name's not trent

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Picking Cain's Brains
« on: March 15, 2022, 10:58:17 pm »
This is mostly just Straw Men, or completely missing the point/making bad assumptions about my position. I might respond to it piecemeal, later.

No need.  Your worldview is too simplistic for me to engage with, and enough noise has been added to Cain's thread already.

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